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Meritorious Service Award - Renee Culpepper

USDAA is proud to induct Renee Culpepper to the Hall of Fame with a Meritorious Service Award!


In 1996, Joyce Zmek of Shreveport, Louisiana, convinced her friend Renee Culpepper to drive to Ventura, California to work as a volunteer a USDAA's annual Grand Prix of Dog Agility tournament event. Nineteen years later, she's here with us today, and she hasn't missed an event since that fateful trip. 


She has likely trekked close to a million miles to volunteer at USDAA events. Along with Joyce and the USDAA staff, this lady is one of the first people to arrive at the event and one of the last to leave after all the competitors have gone home. 

This person also knows where every hardware and office supply store is located throughout the U.S. Along with Joyce, she is one person that makes things happen and takes care of a variety of important details. 

Setting the rings, building courses, hanging banners, decorating the podium and repacking all the equipment at the end of the show so its ready to go the following year are just a few of the thousands of things she does every year,  and she does it with a smile on her face! 

If it needs to get done, shell make sure it gets done and done correctly! 

She always there to lend a hand to anyone; even if shes in the middle of another task. You've likely seen her driving around on a golf cart or with a walkie-talkie in her hand, being on call to ensure Cynosport is running smoothly while competing with her own dogs. 

For nearly 20 years of hard work, dedication and laughter, USDAA is proud to induct Renee Culpepper to the Hall of Fame with a Meritorious Service Award!

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